• Priyanka Chopra Reveals Who Was Finalised First For Bajirao Mastani - NDTV Movies

    Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's Dilwale and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani are set for a box office clash on December 18, but actress Priyanka Chopra feels the two films are not competing with each other as they are different in terms of content. The Rohit Shetty-directed film brings back iconic onscreen couple Shah Rukh and Kajol after five years. Bajirao Mastani stars Ranveer Singh as Maratha General Peshwa Bajirao I, Deepika Padukone as his second wife Mastani, while Priyanka plays the role of his first wife Kashibai. "I don't think we are competing. I think both are beautiful and different kind of films. The genres of both the films are different, made by two prolific filmmakers. It has

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  • Minor raped: Principal resigns on moral grounds after parents stage protest outside school

    A WEEK after three teachers of a school in Mira Road were arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl repeatedly for the past one year, hundreds of parents Saturday staged a protest outside the school demanding action against the principal for negligence. After a meeting with the school management, the principal of the primary school resigned and the trustees of the school issued a letter to the parents assuring that certain safety measures will be adopted.

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  • Indrani’s driver to CBI: She took 2-hr beauty break on day of murder

    “Jagah dekhkar madam boli Sheena ke liye achha jagah hain (Seeing the spot, madam said this is a good spot for Sheena)”. On April 23, 2012, Shyam Rai recalls a recce outing, cruising through Pen where Indrani Mukerjea asked him to stop at a point. Flanked by a hillock and a forest bush on one side, and a stream on the other, it was a calm Indrani who confirmed the location for Sheena, he says.

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  • Behind closed doors: Sonia Gandhi spoke the most, GST bill might soon be approved - Firstpost

    It was Congress President Sonia Gandhi who did most of the talking during the 45-minute meeting with Narendra Modi on Friday evening. It was to her that the prime minister and his two senior ministers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, responded and did all the explaining on the sticky points of the Goods and Services Tax Bill. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who accompanied Sonia to the prime minister’s official residence at 7 Race Course Road, mostly sat quietly through the meeting. The impression which the three top ruling leaders got from Singh’s limited response was that he didn’t think that the Congress’s objections had much merit and were viable.

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  • Obama and daughters purchase prose and ice pops on Small Business Saturday

    By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took his teenage daughters Malia and Sasha shopping on Saturday for books and a sweet treat to promote Small Business Saturday, an annual event designed to boost holiday shopping at mom-and-pop shops. In the tiny Upshur Street Books in northwest Washington, the casually dressed Obama and his daughters browsed for books with the help of the store manager, Anna Thorn. The Obamas bought nine books that spanned age brackets, including three young-adult novels by Cynthia Voigt, “Purity: A Novel” by Jonathan Franzen, “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel” by Salman Rushdie, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8” by Jeff Kinney, and “Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life” by Rachel Renée Russell.

  • Haryana minister asks cop to leave meeting, walks out after she refuses

    Haryana health minister Anil Vij triggered outrage on Friday after a video showed him angrily asking superintendent of police Sangeeta Kalia to leave a district grievances’ committee meeting in Fatehabad. When the 2010-batch woman IPS officer refuses, Vij walks out of the meeting hall at Panchayat Bhawan. “I will take up this matter with the chief minister (Manohar Lal Khattar). During previous meetings, I had warned the SP to work properly. I will not attend the meeting of the grievances’ committee till SP Kalia is here,” Vij said later. Kalia refused comments. “Media knows everything, so I don’t feel the need to comment on the issue.” It’s not immediately known why the health minister has been

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  • No written exam for police recruitment, announces CM Akhilesh Yadav

    Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday announced that there will be no written examinations for recruitments in police and the selection will done on the basis of marks obtained by the applicants in high school and intermediate examinations. “There will be no written examination for police recruitment. Addressing a function here to flag off 500 ambulances under Samajwadi Ambulanace Seva Scheme at his residence here, Akhilesh launched a veiled attack on BJP saying those who were ahead in publicity have been exposed and people would “give second chance only to those who work”.

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  • Madrasa row: Was abused by ustad, says Kerala filmmaker Ali Akbar

    Challenging the claim of Sunni Muslim leader Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musliyar that Kerala madrasas were free from sexual abuse, a Malayalam film director said he was sexually exploited by an ustad (teacher) during his time in madrasa. Film director Ali Akbar said that when he studied in Class IV at a madrasa in Wayanad district, the then ustad had sexually abused him.

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  • Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Tamasha’ earns Rs. 24.04 cr in two days

    After Salman Khan's staggering collections with 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', all attention is now focused on Imtiaz Ali's directorial, 'Tamasha', starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

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  • Table for one: Are single diners given a warm welcome?

    Gobbling down a greasy Chinese takeaway in the parking lot of a mall, occupying an obscure corner seat in a nameless Udupi restaurant or ordering a sandwich in the anonymity of her hotel room has never been her thing.

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  • Japan commits to Rs 4,456 crore loan to Ahmedabad metro project

    In a huge boost to the Rs 10,700-crore Ahmedabad metro rail project, Japan on Friday committed a loan of Rs 4,456 crore for the project. Official notes committing to the Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan were exchanged between S Selvakumar, joint secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India and Yutaka Kikuta, Charge d' Affaires, Embassy of Japan to India. Under this agreement, the fourth phase of Chennai metro will also get a loan of Rs 1,080 crore.

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  • India vs South Africa: Delhi government to honour stalwarts during fourth Test

    The Delhi government has decided to felicitate the stalwarts of the game on the occasion of fourth India vs South Africa Test at Feroz Shah Kotla.

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  • Nitish-Lalu ego clash to bring mid-term poll in Bihar: LJP supremo Ram Vilas Paswan - News18.com

    LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said the Grand Alliance (GA) will not complete its full term and force

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  • Satya Nadella to visit Hyderabad next month

    Hyderabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Microsoft Corporation CEO Satya Nadella will visit his home town Hyderabad next month, an official said on Saturday. A Telangana government official told IANS that Nadella will ...

  • Toddler who fell into borewell in Telangana 'dies'

    Medak (Telangana), Nov. 29 (ANI): The one-year-old boy, who fell into a 30-feet borewell here on Saturday, was declared dead on Sunday. The body has been fished out of the borewell after over 20 hours of rescue operation. Medak Superintensent of Police (S.P.) Badugula Sumathi told ANI, "The body was fished out of the borewell about 6 a.m on Sunday and sent to a hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead." Locals, however, said there were scratch marks on the body, adding that the boy might have died much earlier.

  • Satisfied we did not surrender to Shiv Sena’s threat: Sudheendra Kulkarni

    A month-and-a-half after his face was smeared with ink, Sudheendra Kulkarni, former BJP leader and aide to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, said Friday that he feels satisfied that he did not surrender to Shiv Sena’s threat. Speaking at Pakistan High Commission in Chanakyapuri, Kulkarni advocated a possible bilateral visit to Pakistan by PM Narendra Modi before SAARC summit in Islamabad next year. Last month, Shiv Sainiks smeared Kulkarni’s face with ink over him hosting the launch of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s book Neither a Hawk nor a Dove in Mumbai.

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  • Air India might start Delhi-Washington flight: Minister

    New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) In a bid to expand its international operations, national passenger carrier Air India might start a direct flight between New Delhi and Washington DC. This was announced by Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on the sidelines of an event to mark the launch of Air India's direct flight connecting New Delhi to San Francisco held on Friday evening. "Air India is actively pursuant to connect more Indian cities to the US," Raju told reporters.

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  • Noida wins award for smart traffic management

    The Union ministry of urban development on Friday awarded the best practice project in urban transport for 2015 to Noida’s intelligent traffic management system (ITMS), implemented on the 24 km Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. Minister of state for urban development, Babul Supriyo, handed over the memento to Rama Raman, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Noida authority, in Delhi. “In total, 42 cities from various states had applied for the award in the intelligent traffic management system category,” said Sandip Chandra, head of the Noida authority traffic cell which implemented the system in January this year. Managed by an Austrian agency, this system has high capacity cameras

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  • Sheena Bora Murder- Peter Mukerjea undergoes lie detection test to verify claims

    Former media baron Peter Mukerjea, an accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, was Saturday subjected to a polygraph test by the CBI to “verify” his statements. CBI sources claimed that the test became necessary as Peter purportedly changed his version a number of times on key aspects of the murder mystery and his answers were not convincing. Peter, 60, was taken to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) Saturday morning for questioning. Sources said only scientists and Peter were present in the room when the test was carried out. The list of questions was handed over to the CFSL expert who carried out the examination.

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  • Government's gold bond scheme receives thumbs up with 63,000 applications

    New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): The first set of sovereign gold bonds that closed on November 20 received a positive response despite falling gold prices, suggesting that the scheme may be successful in reducing imports of the metal. The scheme received 63,000 applications for 917 kg of paper gold worth Rs. 246 crore with its opening on November 5. The Finance Ministry has said that the success augured well for the next set of gold bond sales and announced tweaks to improve the appeal of the struggling gold monetization scheme.